Here it is well over a yr since my last post and at least that since I’ve sewn any patterns! I am so flattered my cousin asked my girls to be flower girls in her wedding and even more excited that she asked me to sew/design their dresses. The colors are navy blue and silver and I plan on tucking in a peek of pink underneath.
The pattern is McCalls 2210- girls party dress from 1953. I sewed this pattern before with 3-d rose chiffon but I did not do the under pettiskirt and I shortened the under slip to enhance the 3-d rose material.
For this one, I plan on doing a very full pettiskirt as pictured in view A. The material is navy satin, silver sparkle satin, and crenoline in pink and sparkle silver (layered). Lots of fabric bling.
The pattern calls for a full slip with attached pettiskirt that is sewn into the dress. I’m changing my design to a detached pettiskirt so the girls can play dress up. I layered 4 pinks and 4 silver crenoline cuts and gathered each individually. I then layered them on the dress form and stitched them all together with the serger.
I attached elastic at the waist and then finished the raw edge with bias tape (thanks Grandmom Otto for all that tape)! Now we have the poof.
For the bodice, I dart and sew the pieces which are far too many. Yes, I needed the seam ripper. The pattern instructions pretty much just said to “make the pieces” and give a drawing. Then turn and press.
Hem pettiskirt (cut and left a raw edge).